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Meet the Strategic Partnerships Staff

Office of Strategic Partnerships
Thomas Edison State University
111 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 777-5680

Kelli Parlante-GivasKelli Parlante-Givas

Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships

Phone: (609) 984-7188, ext. 2127

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Kelli Parlante-Givas is the senior director for strategic partnerships in the Office of Strategic Partnerships. As the senior director, she manages the University’s relationships with target populations and is responsible for conducting and coordinating external marketing and outreach services for target populations as well as assists in the implementation and continued development of the University’s strategic plan.

Greta Fardoulis O’KeefeGreta Fardoulis O’Keefe

Director of Nursing Enrollment

Cell Phone: (609) 577-0611

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As director of graduate enrollment, Greta’s focus is on the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing. With more than ten years of recruitment planning and direct student outreach at the University, she brings awareness to New Jersey’s leader in online education, regionally and nationally.

Tom PhillipsTom Phillips

Associate Director

Phone: (609) 984-7188, ext. 3497

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Tom Phillips is the associate director of strategic partnerships and has been with Thomas Edison State University since 2007. Phillips has 18 years of experience in the area of higher education Human Resources Management. In addition to cultivating new corporate partnerships, he is primarily responsible for managing corporate partner relationships.

Carla DoneganCarla Donegan

Associate Director of Health Professions Partnerships

Phone: (609) 984-7188, ext. 3462

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Carla Donegan is the associate director of health professions partnerships and comes to Thomas Edison State University with 10 plus years’ experience in the healthcare arena. Carla is responsible for cultivating and developing new and existing corporate and healthcare partner relationships.

Mildred (Mildy) Akumu-TaylorMildred (Mildy) Akumu-Taylor

Program Coordinator

Phone: (609) 984-7188, ext. 4245

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Mildy Akumu-Taylor is the program coordinator for the Office of Strategic Partnerships. She assists with programs and activities designed to achieve the goals of the Office, collaborates with other departments to resolve problems and ensure successful retention of major corporate partner prospects and students. Akumu-Taylor works alongside the senior director for Strategic Partnerships to assist in the development and execution of partnerships and outreach as well as the University’s strategic plan.